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Thoracoabdominal Aortic Surgery

February 8, 2019
The European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery published The European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS) 2019 clinical practice guidelines on the management of abdominal aortoiliac artery aneurysms.
February 6, 2019
On February 4, 2019, Cook Medical announced recent approval from the US Food and Drug Administration for its Zenith Dissection Endovascular System. The system consists of a proximal stent-graft component and a distal bare stent component. It provides a less invasive alternative to open surgery for repair of type B dissections.
December 4, 2018
Essential reading, paying particular attention to the table in Section 7: the European experts recommend, again, that in Marfan and other systematic connective tissue diseases conventional techniques are still advantageous because the landing zones will eventually degenerate.
November 26, 2018
The authors compared the early and long-term survival in 9165 patients undergoing medical therapy (95%), open repair (2%), and thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR, 2.9%) for uncomplicated acute type B dissection. One- and 5-year survivals were 84% and 60% for medical therapy, 76% and 67% for open repair, and 85% and 76% for TEVAR (log-rank, P 
October 23, 2018
Farhood Saremi and colleagues from the University of Southern California contributed a comprehensive review of the computed tomography angiographic (CTA) findings that improve the accuracy of diagnosis of thoracic aortic dissection and predict the outcomes of different management strategies for this highly lethal disease.
August 23, 2018
A brief, useful editorial advancing the position of watchful waiting in selected aneurysmopathic patients, on the occasion of new AATS guideline on bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) aortopathy.
July 2, 2018
Yoshioka and colleagues evaluated the artery of Adamkiewicz using multidetector row computed tomography in 64 patients. These patients had descending thoracic or thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms that were associated with the occlusion of the segmental artery from which the artery of Adamkiewicz originated.
June 21, 2018
Park and Kim describe the construction and use of semimanufactured eight-branched aortic graft for open repair of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm. The authors review the results of open repair using this graft in 12 patients, eight of whom had Marfan syndrome.
June 1, 2018
Kim and colleagues retrospectively analyzed long-term patency of reimplanted branch vessels following thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair in 168 patients. Patency rates were high for visceral branches. For segmental arteries, patency rates depended on reimplantation technique and were worst for graft interpositions.
February 17, 2018
A balanced comment on the occasion of the latest retrospective nonrandomised Coselli report on redo thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAAs).